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intransitive and transitive
if a situation or activity ends, or if someone or something ends it, it finishes or stops
World War II ended in 1945.
talks aimed at ending the conflict
end by doing something
I'd like to end by inviting questions from the audience.
The festival will end with a spectacular laser show.
to spend the last part of your life in a particular place or doing a particular thing
She seemed destined to end her days living alone.
end your life/end it all
to kill yourself
the ... to end all ...
used to describe something that is the best, most important, or most exciting of its kind
the movie with the car chase to end all car chases
the year/week etc ending something
used to refer to the year etc that ends on a particular date
the financial results for the year ending 31 Dec 2001
end in something
to finish in a particular way
One in three marriages ends in divorce.
it'll (all) end in tears
used to say that something will have a bad result or not be successful
to be in a particular situation, state, or place after a series of events, especially when you did not plan it
He came round for a coffee and we ended up in bed together.
I wondered where the pictures would end up after the auction.
end up doing something
Most slimmers end up putting weight back on.
end up with
Anyone who swims in the river could end up with a nasty stomach upset.
end up as
He could end up as President.
end up like
I don't want to end up like my parents.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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